"This was an outstanding study tour, which covered the country's long history, art, culture, politics – quite amazing. This is certainly not your 'lay around the pool' kind of tour!"
The Best of Melanesia and Micronesia
Explore the far frontier of the western South Pacific —including the outer islands of Papua New Guinea, Yap, and Palau—which host some of the most exuberant traditional cultures and exotic tropical landscapes in Oceania. On this 17-day voyage aboard the 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey watch energetic dance performances by the Trobriand and Yap islanders as well as the Baining tribe’s dramatic fire-dance. Hike lush jungles, stroll beaches brushed by palm fronds, view smoking volcanoes, and cruise by Zodiac along remote shorelines with our naturalist guides. View spinner dolphins and sea turtles. Snorkel or dive amongst neon damsels, parrotfish, wrasses, and giant tridacna clams. Look for magnificent frigatebirds and sulphur-crested cockatoos.
from $10,980, per person, based on double occupancy